Good Advice for Winterizing Your Car
From County Police District VI

Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax
on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent
that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights - lasts 6 weeks.

Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with
a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can
make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect
silence and clarity

Ice-proof your windows with vinegar! Frost on it's way? Just fill a
spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz it on
all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of icy mess.
Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water---
preventing water from freezing!

Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray! Spritz
cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a
paper towel The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the

Fog-proof your windshield with shaving cream! Spray some shaving
cream on the inside of your windshield & wipe if off with paper towels.
Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial

De-ice your lock in seconds with hand sanitizer! Just put some hand
sanitizer gel on the key & the lock & the problems solved!

Corporal G. Knight #2525
Community Oriented Policing
Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
Bike Coordinator
Save Shoppers Coordinator
Prince George's County Police District VI